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Epstein-Barr (EVB) Virus Could Be A Risk Factor For Multiple Sclerosis

The Epstein-Barr (EVB) virus – belonging to the herpesviruses family, which also includes the herpes simplex virus and the cytomegalovirus – is one of the environmental factors that might cause multiple sclerosis, a condition affecting the central nervous system, which causes are unknown. This has been confirmed by University of Granada scientists that analyzed the […]

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Researchers Probe For Retrovirus In Central Nervous System

There has been substantial mystery surrounding the origins of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) – a condition affecting as many as four million Americans and marked by symptoms that include a sense of weariness that sleep does not improve and difficulty with memory and concentration. A study published in 2009 suggested that a retrovirus known as […]

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Gene Variants In Autism Linked To Brain Development

New research on the genomics of autism confirms that the genetic roots of the disorder are highly complicated, but that common biological themes underlie this complexity. In the current study, researchers have implicated several new candidate genes and genomic variants as contributors to autism, and conclude that many more remain to be discovered. While the […]

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Music Training Primes The Nervous System And Boosts Learning

Those ubiquitous wires connecting listeners to you-name-the-sounds from invisible MP3 players – whether of Bach, Miles Davis or, more likely today, Lady Gaga – only hint at music’s effect on the soul throughout the ages. Now a data-driven review by Northwestern University researchers that will be published July 20 in Nature Reviews Neuroscience pulls together […]

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